By Michael Okoth
I’ve deliberately been avoiding commenting on this continuing ODM v/s Ababu Namwamba circus because I’d foreseen all these current political happenings and loudly protested against the open and radical Luonization and balkanization of the ODM party by a small clique of some nondescript Luo politicians led by Hon John Mbadi of Suba.
The utter contempt with which this vociferous gang (Mbadi and Co) treated the non-luo party officials under the guise of pursuing and reinforcing loyalty for the person of Raila Odinga,and realized and stated that if we are not careful,ODM would be reduced to a shell incapable of posing any reasonable political threat at the national stage by 2017.
Some of us have watched in anguish as the once giant international political movement steadily got eroded by some few selfish political imposters from Luo-land into an almost empty shell run by and at the mercy of hopeless and myopic political brokers and their hired goons and we’ve wept until we can now not weep anymore. We simply got politically paralyzed.
The disorganization and lack of focus within ODM numbs.To make it worse, even the party leader himself from whom leadership and direction would otherwise be expected during such tough times, long became too impervious to reason.
His political judgements nowadays only look sound to himself and his unflinching legion of marauding sycophants. Liberal supporters like yours truly,otherwise christened moles and rebels, are left with no otherwise but to watch from the sidelines and “make noise” as I’m now doing……..
The same way we ejected William Ruto and his Kalenjin block by assuming the Kalenjin leadership is exactly what we are trying on our in-laws-assuming that they don’t and can’t have their own leadership caoable of giving them political direction.All the very best to us!
Meanwhile,the outgoing(or is he gone already?) Secretary General is currently as we speak,traversing Luhyia-land alongside former Minister Fred Gumo,Hon.John Waluke who long moved to Jubilee and David Mwikali of IEBC meeting ODM delegates and grassroot leaders in the former Western Province.They are currently in Nambale.Hon.Paul Otuoma has also resigned as the ODM’s national vice chairman.
Let’s compare notes after the next elections.